Found in: Kino Dreams

Paris, Texas

classified 15

Kino Dreams - The Reveries of Wim Wenders Return To Cinemas

Film

Please note: This was screened in Aug 2022

Director
Wim Wenders
Cast
Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell
Details
139 mins, 1984, Germany
Primary language
English

This unconventional road movie tells the story of Travis (Harry Dean Stanton), a man who wanders out of Mexico and into Texas one day in the blazing heat of the 'Big Bend'.

Travis does not speak a word. He also seems to have largely lost his memory. But he is driven by his wish to find his family again: his young wife Jane (Nastassja Kinski), whose life he seems to have placed in danger through his pathological jealousy, and his seven-year-old son Hunter (Hunter Carson).

Paris, Texas is considered Wim Wenders’ best-known and internationally most successful film and won a series of international accolades, including the Palme d’Or at Cannes.